What a brilliantly insulting lot they are at the Department for Transport.

I have a letter from network utilisation advisor Peter Foot, which goes: "It will be unfortunate if a small number of passengers are discouraged from using rail because of the timetable and rolling stock changes that are necessary to facilitate the construction of the Thameslink Programme. However, the objective is to provide long-term public transport opportunities for large numbers of people".

In other words, God's on the side of the big battalions and we in our tightly-packed four carriages don't count.

The Prime Minister does not answer letters on the subject, but if enough of us wrote and told him that this attitude is not acceptable round here, he might wake up and realise he could save the line, even if he can't save the economy.


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